March 8, 2015 – American Missionary Kidnapped In Nigeria Phyllis Sortor Released By Kidnappers, Taken To US Embassy By Police
The Kogi State Police Command says it has spread its dragnet towards ensuring that the kidnappers of the American missionary, Revd. Phyllis Sortor are arrested.
The eighty seven year old American missionary who was kidnapped two weeks ago from her school premises in Emiworo, in Ajaokuta LGA of Kogi State was freed by her abductors last Friday.
She was released around 8.30pm and later sighted at the Kogi State Police Command headquarters, Lokoja, around 11pm.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sola Collins Adebayo told our correspondent that the command would track the kidnappers.
His words, “She has been handed over to the U.S embassy by the police. She’s safe and healthy. Meanwhile, the police maintained cordon of the area suspected to be her kidnapper’s hideout to ensure their arrest and adequate sanction”.
The Kogi State Commissioner of Police (CP), Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said no ransom was paid to the kidnappers.